M.T. and Sarah Rice (Served 1948-1974)

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Honored in 2006: M.T. and Sarah Rice served Midway High School for more than 25 years. Their dedication to Midway helped it become a prominent school district. M.T. was principal and coach in the 1948-49 school year and began as superintendent the following year. As a coach he won many district titles, including an undefeated football season and two girls’ state basketball championships. He started the Booster Club, Midway’s band, tennis program, choir, girls’ track, girls’ volleyball, FHA, FFA and other athletics. Sarah taught, worked in the office, kept books and ran the school lunch program. The Rices retired in 1974.
Mr. Rice passed away in 1982 and Mrs. Rice passed in 1987.